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Phancon 2015 Dates Announced

What couldn't the Phantom do?

A tribute to McDonnell’s masterpiece fighter jet

Our Store's New Look and New Products

Our venerable F-4 Store now has a new location, a new look, and some new products. Come on by and check it out.

Accident Report, QF-4E 74-1629

The official accident report on the White Sands loss of a QF-4 on February 7th, 2014,  has been posted on the Air Force Magazine website at this URL.  

This is an extremely interesting read as it gives one insight to how a drone mission is briefed, flown, and conducted.

Our thanks to Coert Van Breda for sending us the link.

Iranian F-4 Crashes, Crew is Lost

A  F-4 Phantom II , operated by Iran's Air Force, has crashed in southern Iran, leaving both pilot and copilot dead.

From Flight Journal July 16th:

Greek F-4s return to air shows

The Hellenic Air Force has confirmed its participation at the Malta International Airshow with an F-4E PI 2000 Phantom II from Andravida Air Force Base in Greece. This will be the second time Greece participates at the air show, having sent another Phantom II in 2005. The air show will take place over the weekend of Sept. 27-28.

SmokeTrails 20-1 is OUT

SmokeTrails 20-1 has been published.  Great color coverage of the phinal days of the F-4F in the German Air Force.  Head on over to the F-4 Store to get your PDF copy.  Current members have already received access to their free copy.  
Kudos to Jack Callaway and the SmokeTrails crew for another outstanding publication.  

QF-4 Crash near Holloman AFB Feb 7th

Around 9 AM an unmanned QF-4 crashed on White Sands National Monument about four to five miles short of Holloman's runway 22. No cause was stated.

599 finally makes it to Tyndall

68-0599 which left Davis Monthan back in April has finally made its way to Tyndall.  It is the last QF-4.  Only sixty QF-4s now remain at Holloman and Tyndall. Press release here.


F-4 Society Supports Alamogordo AFJROTC flight experience

Alamogordo Regional Airport, Alamogordo, New Mexico November 30, 2013. 

There were multiple gliders, Aero Club’s T-41 and DA-40 as well a Super Cub.

The Jr. Cadets really enjoyed a fun day flying for the first time, experiences bound.


On Nov 22, 1961 a USN YF4H-1 set a world speed record of 1606.342 mph.

Here is a nice article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on what led up to this accomplishment.   SKYBURNER

F-4's pay their respect to Col Bud Day {Aug 1st}

QF-4s fly one last missing man formation at Col Bud Day's funeral on August 1st at Barrancas National Cemetary, NAS Pensacola FL.  Thunderstorms in the area almost prevented this but at the last minute the lightning within five miles warning was lifted and the sun shined through the clouds. 

Bud Day Missing Man Formation
{credit NWF Daily News - Facebook}

Unmanned QF-4 crashes on runway at Tyndall (July 17) UPDATE

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- An unmanned QF-4 drone, assigned here to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, crashed on the drone runway during take-off at 8:25 a.m., July 17, 2013. No personnel were injured during the incident.


GAF Phinal Pharewell

Today the GAF says its final goodbye to the F-4F.  Our VP of Operations, Jim Bloomberg, is over at Wittmund as an invited guest representative of the F-4 Society.  We eagerly await his and other member reports of the events the past three days.

A few new items in the F-4 Store

Two new items have appeared in the Store.

First, there is a nice F-4 Society refrigerator magnet...  for only $2.95.    Five by three and a half inches.  

And second, we now offer a DVD put out by AirUtopia on the F4 Cockpit.  75 minutes of great shots both interior and exterior.